Hey guys, so I just built my new computer, and when I got my WEI Rating, memory was 5.9? In system, it is 4.00 GB (3.90 GB). Does 4 gb not surpass 5.9 WEI? In BIOS, RAM is clocked at 1600 MHz. I have two sticks and they are dual channeled. So my question is this: Is my RAM running Ok? Is Memory WEI, maxed at 5.9 with 4 GB? Should it be higher? Is it damaged or not functioning properly? I'm also using integrated with my i3, Intel HD Graphics 2500.
Thank you for all the help!!
MOBO: Biostar Z77 ATX
RAM: G.Skill Ripsaws X 4 GB(2 x 2 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
CPU: Intel Core i3 3250 3.5 Dual Core
Storage: 1 TB Western Digital Blue
Prob not with 4GB, it does weird things with results - like platter drives are a 5.9 period - doesn't matter if 5400 RPM or 10,000, single or RAID, take a stock CPU say it give 7.7 then that's it, OC from 3.5 to 4.7 prob still be 7.7 (here it looks in part at number of cores)
With integrated graphics, available physical RAM can be even lower, which is why WEI may be capped at 5.9 with only 4GB installed. Once you add some more, the score should increase, but I wouldn't worry about it too much, the WEI is no big deal. Just keep in mind if you multi-task and experience some slow down, it may be because there is not enough RAM.